Autumn Apple Harvest
October is here and we have just collected the autumn apple harvest from our two small potted apple trees in our back garden/yard.
They are ‘Jonagold’ sweet and a little bitter to taste and delicious.
Ideally you should have at least two potted apple trees near each other to allow cross fertilisation. We find each year that one tree produces more apples than the other.
One small pot tree on its own will produce less or no apples in some years.
There are about 7.500 varieties of apples and cooking apples are used to make delicious apple pie.
The apple trees produce beautiful blossom in the summer
Apple Blossum on our trees with ants drinking rainwater after a shower : photo PH Morton
We normally get about 30+ apples from the trees each year, October in the UK is general harvest time for farmers and keen gardeners. The cold frosts of winter are nearing in November and December.
We give some apples to our good friend/neighbour Mick, who provides us with a bounty of vegetables from his allotment throughout the year.